British and United States involvement in Latin American and the Caribbean was expected to dominate the Non-Aligned meeting in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, due to open on January 12.
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Background: MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
British and United States involvement in Latin American and the Caribbean was expected to dominate the Non-Aligned meeting in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, due to open on January 12. Moderate delegations met in private before the conference to tone down proposals to denounce Britain over what was described as 'colonial aggression' against the Falkland Islands. The original draft also accused the United States of using the Organisation of American States (OAS) for its own interests and called for replacement of the OAS with a truly regional body. The 65 delegates who arrived at Managua airport on January 9 were greeted by Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D'Escoto Bruckman. Peru opened the working group debates by questioning the working of the agenda in what was called 'the extraordinary ministerial meeting of the coordinating bureau of the non-aligned countries on Latin America and the Caribbean'. A 'working group' also met to prepare for the three day ministerial conference which was to scrutinise U.S, policy in Latin American following charges by Nicaragua and Cuba that Washington is to blame for most of the region's problems.
Source: REUTERS - MICHELE TAVERNA